Fort Lauderdale Charter Fishing with Captain Dave Baldwin
Whether you want to fish nearshore or head offshore, Captain Dave's Shooting Star is Fort Lauderdale's #1 choice for GREAT FISHING. Come aboard the Shooting Star, a custom 46-foot custom Bertram with a cruising speed that will get you to the strike zone quickly and comfortably!

Call Today! Catch Fish Today!
Catch Tuna, Mahi-mahi, Sharks, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Barracuda, Blue Marlin, Cobia, Dolphin, Grouper, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Swordfish, Wahoo, White Marlin, and more.
Shooting star is all about fun + fish for the whole family
You’ll have the chance to test your mettle against elegant sailfish, rocket-like wahoo, beautiful dolphin, and swordfish---sometimes called the gladiator of the deep. Many veteran anglers enjoy our charters, but you don’t need any experience at all to have fun and to be successful. Beginners and kids will have a blast, too! Captain Dave works well with little anglers and goes out of his way to serve as a “fishing coach” for the young anglers or the inexperienced angler.

954.766.9908 or 954.253.5763
Captain Dave

Fort Lauderdale Fishing with Captain Dave Baldwin


Welcome Aboard! I'm Captain Dave Baldwin, fishing is my passion and "being of service" is my specialty. Providing you, your family and your friends with a safe and enjoyable Fort Lauderdale fishing adventure is what I do. To me, a successful day is: providing everyone with special memories of a fun time to take home, as well as, bringing a great days' catch back to the dock. 

I understand that everyone has different expectations of what a day of fishing should be. No need to worry if you're new to the sport of fishing because I love to teach and my crew or myself will gladly give you tips until you get the hang of it. I can't wait to see the smile on your face when you catch your first fish, especially if you are a kid! 

If you're an "old pro" I will let you get as involved as much you want. I'm not the type of guide that won't let you touch the gear until a fish has been hooked as is the practice on many boats I've been on. You're welcome to roll up your sleeves and fish your way, the way that's comfortable to you. I want you to have a good time and engage in the fishing experience to what ever extent you desire. It would be my pleasure to be your charter Captain for an exciting day of fun and fishing.

Fort Lauderdale Charter Boat Captain Dave Baldwin


An Innovator in the world of sport fishing with over 30 years experience fishing the eastern seaboard from Montauk, Long Island to South Florida, Mexico and the Bahamas. He finds the fish! 

When fishing in South Florida you never know what you're gonna catch. You might be fishing for Sailfish and catch a Shark or Blue Marlin. Fishing for Sharks you might catch Sailfish, Amber Jack or even a Swordfish... it has happened, let us put you there! 

If you have your own boat and are new to the area, or need some local fishing knowledge, give us a call. We can show you what you need to know to catch fish! 

"Our most important goal is to have fun, relax and enjoy the water. Remember a day of fishing is always better than a day at work!" 

Captain Dave Baldwin: 954 766-9908

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The Shooting Star - 46' Bertram
Custom-made fiberglass sportfisher with DRY EXHAUSTS, which means NONE of the DIESEL FUMES in the fishing area, that get most people sick. Our boat is the only charter fishing boat in South Florida with this feature. The special exhausts also make it the quietest. It is FULLY AIR CONDITIONED. It has Twin 730 H.P. Detroit Diesels, 2 Depth Finders, GPS, Radar, and is a United States Coast Guard Documented Vessel, inspected by the Coast Guard. US Coast Guard Licensed and Insured.

 3 Hour Private Charter --$500    

• 4 Hour Private Charter--$600     

• 6 Hour Private Charter--$800     

• 8 Hour Private Charter--$1100      

 CALL about Intracoastal tours & shared charters     

 Up to 6 anglers or passengers

Split Party Rate is $150

NIGHT SWORD FISHING: 8 hours - $1,200

Up to 6 people, 2 hour minimum.
Ft. Lauderdale has more canals then Venice, Italy.

More than 6 people (Convention Trips or Corporate Charters).
We can arrange lunches and drinks. We know all the best boats if you need additional boats and for larger groups we can arrange corporate trips.

WHAT TO BRING: Food & Drink, Sunglasses,
Hat, Camera, Sunscreen, Soft Soled Shoes.
We supply all bait, tackle, licenses, ice and coolers

SPECIAL NOTE: Cancellations MUST be made 48 hours in advance of your trip.


  • Fishing Licenses
  • Bait and Tackle
  • Rods and Reels
  • Ice and Cooler
  • Live Bait is extra charge.


  • Sunscreen
  • Lunch, Snacks and Beverages (Beer allowed but no hard liquor please) It gets hot on the ocean so plenty of water is recommended.
  • Rain Gear / Jacket (the boat has a sun top but has open sides)
  • Sunglasses -- polarized is best
  • Camera
  • Boat shoes or shoes with light colored, non-slip soles
  • A cooler for your catch (you can leave this one in you car until we return)


  • Ginger is a natural seasickness remedy if you want an alternative to Dramamine.
  • Take motion sickness medicine such as "Dramamine" if you're susceptible to motion sickness. It's most effective if you take it the night before and again in the morning before leaving home for the charter.
Fort Lauderdale Fishing

Fort Lauderdale Charter Fishing

Call Captain Dave at 1-954-766-9908 or 954-253-5763


Have you been considering taking a Florida vacation? If so, what better place to spend your vacation than the Florida east coast. One thing you could add to your itinerary should definitely be a Fort Lauderdale charter fishing trip where you can experience some of the most exciting and eventful fishing in the entire state of Florida! With an amazing variety of fish species, Fort Lauderdale fishing can help turn that ordinary vacation into the experience of a lifetime. There are many thousands of people who come to Fort Lauderdale for various reasons, but perhaps you did not know that Fort Lauderdale fishing is one of the top draws in the state, even more than an event like the popular Daytona 500.

We are talking some of the best and most challenging catches that can be found in this area, drawing anglers from many different places. The beautiful blue waters in this region are home to some of the most amazing fish that you can imagine. Grouper and snapper might be your cup of tea. Or perhaps you would prefer reeling in king mackerel, sailfish, mahi, or cobia which are all common to the Fort Lauderdale charter fishing grounds. The list of potential fish that you may be able to get hooked up to is amazing! You may find yourself bringing in amberjack, wahoo, tuna, or barracuda! And if that still is not enough to whet your appetite, then perhaps the several species of sharks that roam Fort Lauderdale offshore waters will!

Experience Ft Lauderdale Deep Sea Charter Fishing

There is no doubt that Ft Lauderdale deep sea charter fishing can provide you with the experience of a lifetime that you will be unable to find anywhere else in the world. Experienced anglers will find that the fishing in the Fort Lauderdale region can provide them with an exciting, yet challenging experience, sure to test their skills on all fronts. So if you are an experienced angler looking for a great vacation spot to put your angling skills to the test, then a Fort Lauderdale fishing vacation would be right up your alley. But even for the less experienced anglers, deep sea fishing in Ft Lauderdale can be a wonderful experience, both entertaining and eventful. In these amazing waters, you can find fishing fun for the entire family, regardless of their age or their experience. So if you are considering a trip to the area, then be sure to bring your family along for the ride, so that together you can experience some action packed fishing, sure to knock your socks off!

But even while there is fun to be had for the entire family, let us not forget the amazing charter fishing that can also be had in the area for the angler looking to score big. Test your mettle against some of the waters' greatest, including the big sailfish and huge bull dolphin. With the sailfish to test your skills against, you will definitely find yourself in the midst of a major battle with one of the waters' greatest fish. There is nothing quite as challenging as the fight to reel in an Atlantic sailfish. In these waters, it is one of the most powerful and difficult big game fish to reel in. Truly, one of the best tests of your angling skills to be found aboard a Ft Lauderdale fishing charter.

A Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charter Creates Great Memories

A trip aboard a Fort Lauderdale fishing charter can be one of the greatest fishing experiences that you will ever have in your entire life. Whether you bring the family with you on your quest for fish, or if you come with friends or by yourself, you are sure to have the time of your life reeling in some of the amazing fish which populate the Fort Lauderdale fishing grounds. In addition to providing some of the best fishing experiences in the world, your charter captain is sure to provide you with any help you may require. Also, your Ft Lauderdale charter boat Captain knows the waters of this area well and will surely lead you to some of the best fishing spots that you will be able to find in the area. There is nothing quite like the thrill of setting off on one of these grand fishing charter adventures, with an experienced Captain sure to lead you to some of the best waters in the area, there to help ensure that your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter is one that you will remember for a lifetime!

So whether you are looking for inshore or offshore fishing, Shooting Star Sportfishing Charters is there to provide you with some of the best fishing that you will find in the world. Our experienced Captain at the helm to lead you to those fish hot spots. So whether you are there to test your prowess as an angler or simply to sit back and enjoy some fishing, Fort Lauderdale fishing is there to provide you with what you are looking for. So bring the family and experience the catch of a lifetime -- one that you and your family are sure to remember as one of the most unique experiences you have ever had together!

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(954) 766-9908

801 SeaBreeze Blvd Bahia Mar Marina

Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316